Neymar says he's fulfilled his 'dream' with cameo in Netflix crime drama Money Heist
Neymar said he had 'realised' his dream with a cameo appearance in his favourite Netflix show as later there was a fresh plot twist in his long-running Paris Saint-Germain transfer drama
Paris: Neymar said he had "realised" his dream with a cameo appearance in his favourite Netflix show as later there was a fresh plot twist in his long-running Paris Saint-Germain transfer drama.
The Brazil forward is anxious for a move back to Spain with both Barcelona and Real Madrid trying to seal a deal before the European transfer window closes next Monday.
"We are continuing negotiations, we are closer to a deal," Barca director Javier Bordas told reporters at Barcelona airport on Tuesday after returning from a meeting with PSG in the French capital.
But he added: "As yet there is still no deal." According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Neymar's former club have upped their offer to 170 million euros, payable in two installments, with possibly players attached.
Barca sold the 27-year-old to PSG in 2017 for a world record 222 million euros. Earlier Neymar tweeted his delight at appearing in the Netflix crime drama La Casa de Papel (Money Heist).
He was originally edited out by pending the outcome of his rape case.
Once Brazilian police dropped their investigation last month, Netflix re-released the episodes to include the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
Check out Neymar's tweet
Eu pude realizar meu sonho e fazer parte da minha série favorita. E agora eu posso compartilhar o João com todos vocês !
Gracias @lacasadepapel !#LCDP3 #nuevofichaje #lacasadepapel pic.twitter.com/fxwWieoP0N
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 27, 2019
"I was able to realize my dream and be part of my favorite series. And now I can share Joao (his character) with you all! Thank you @lacasadepapel!" he told his Twitter followers.
The world's most expensive player has a small role in Season 3 of the crime drama, which follows a gang of robbers and their assault on the Bank Of Spain.
"I don't like football nor partying," Neymar's character says.
"At the World Cup, I always pray for our team," he adds.
Neymar was accused by Najila Trindade, a Brazilian model of rape in a Paris hotel in May.
He vehemently denied the allegations, with the case dismissed by a judge in Sao Paulo on 9 August.
By comparison, Regency romp Bridgerton reached 82 million households on debut, using Netflix's internal metric which includes any account that watched an episode for at least two minutes.
Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the 2021-22 LaLiga season with both teams struggling to gather momentum.
PSG said in a medical bulletin on Monday that Neymar "had some pain in his groin since returning from international duty and will undergo more treatment over the next few days before returning to full training."